Leadership
Meet the Bank of the West leadership team.

Nandita Bakhshi 

Nandita Bakhshi

President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West
Co-Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA Inc.

Nandita Bakhshi is President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the West and co-Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas USA Inc. Bakhshi also serves on the Board of Directors of Bank of the West and BNP Paribas USA, and is a member of Bank of the West’s Executive Management Committee.

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Xavier Antiglio 

Xavier Antiglio

Chief Financial Officer

Xavier Antiglio joined Bank of the West in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he is responsible for all finance, accounting, treasury and tax operations bank-wide. He is also a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

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Ryan Bailey 

Ryan Bailey

Executive Vice President and Head of the Retail Banking Group

Ryan Bailey is Executive Vice President and Head of the Retail Banking Group, comprised of over 5,000 team members, for Bank of the West.

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Tracy Brock, Chief Compliance Officer 

Tracy Brock

Chief Compliance Officer, Executive Vice President

As Chief Compliance Officer, Tracy is responsible for developing the strategic plan for monitoring of effective businesses operations, including all Compliance Risk Management programs encompassing AML/BSA, Testing, Fair Lending, Operations, Strategy, and Administration.

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Michelle Di Gangi 

Michelle Di Gangi

Executive Vice President, Small & Medium Enterprise

Michelle Di Gangi joined San Francisco based Bank of the West in 2008 as Executive Vice President, Head of Small and Medium Enterprise Banking. She manages small and medium-size business banking activities across Bank of the West’s 19 state footprint including Business Banking activities, SBA lending, SME Construction Lending, underwriting and loan operations, and strategy for distribution through the bank’s retail banking network.

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Raj Gopal, Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer 

Raj Gopal

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Risk Management

Raj Gopal is a Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Bank of the West, part of the BNP Paribas group.

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Sheri Paulo

Executive Vice President, Chief HR Officer
Risk Management

Sheri Paulo serves as Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer for Bank of the West. She is a member of the Bank’s Executive Management Committee.

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Michael Pereira 

Michael Pereira

Executive Vice President, Head of Personal Finance

Since joining Bank of the West in mid-2017 from BNPP PF France, Michael Pereira has led a major transformation initiative for Personal Finance Division (PFD) named PLUS, a strategic project aimed at transforming the auto business in partnership with BNPP PF.

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Emma Pertat 

Emma Pertat

Senior Executive Vice President, General Auditor

Ms. Pertat serves as Senior Executive Vice President and General Auditor at Bank of the West. She also is a non-voting member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

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Pierre Ramadier, Senior Executive Vice President  

Pierre Ramadier

Senior Executive Vice President
Group Head, Wealth Management

Pierre Ramadier is Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head of Wealth Management for Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas. He is also a member of Bank of the West's Executive Management Committee.

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Jacob Sorensen 

Jacob Sorensen

Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer (CIO), Jacob Sorensen is responsible for the bank’s technology platform, including: Infrastructure & Operations Development; Solutions Delivery; Data Management; Technology Strategy; Architecture; and Technology Vendor Management.

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Ben Stuart 

Benjamin Stuart

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Ben Stuart became Chief Marketing and Communications Officer in 2017, joining Bank of the West with more than 20 years of experience growing businesses within regulated industries.

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Jean Marc Torre 

Jean-Marc Torre

Senior Executive Vice President
Commercial Banking Group

Jean-Marc Torre is Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking (CCB) at Bank of the West, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas (BNPP), responsible for the lines of business serving the Bank's corporate clients and wholesale banking. Three main business lines fall under the CCB umbrella, including Commercial Banking Group, Treasury Solutions Division, and Equipment Finance Division.

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Vanessa Washington 

Vanessa Washington

Senior Executive Vice President

Vanessa Washington is Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Bank of the West. She joined the Bank in 2006 and is a member of the Bank's Executive Management Committee.

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Karl Werwath 

Karl Werwath

Head of Technology and Operations

Karl Werwath is Executive Vice President and Head of Technology and Operations for Bank of the West and is a member of the bank’s Executive Management Committee. In his role, he leads Information Technology, Information Security, Physical Security, Corporate Services, Process Reengineering, Core Banking Services, Project Management and Know Your Customer teams.

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